Following a column by freelance commentator Mark Seddon on August 28, 2010, we would like to clarify that a 1995 blackmail allegation against Anthony Bailey OBE was thrown out by a magistrate, who concluded that his accuser himself was ‘a fraud and an impostor’. . Mr Bailey was awarded the full cost.
We regret that this was omitted from our report and would like to make it clear that, after refusing a donation from him in 2005, the Labor Party subsequently agreed that the reason for the rejection was incorrect and accepted further donations from him. We apologize that these omissions have caused concern.